Caitlyn Jenner and the Challenge of Christian Love

An oft quoted aphorism from Audre Lorde suggests that: “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” This statement is about agency and power, owning one's place and voice in the world and standing firm in one's truth. Each of us can learn a … Continue reading Caitlyn Jenner and the Challenge of Christian Love

Coffeehouse Musings: The Worship War and the Broken Body

A priest and a pastor walk into a coffeeshop... No, this is not the beginning of a joke. This is the continuation of a relationship forged months ago that has continued to bear fruit for mission and ministry to God's heavenly commonwealth. Anyway, a priest and a pastor walk into a coffeeshop and just open … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: The Worship War and the Broken Body

Coffeehouse Musings: Flashes of Light

Full disclosure: I haven't written an actual blog in a while, so I'm a little rusty, but I figure that the afterglow of Easter Sunday presents a perfect opportunity to do some in-depth, "out-loud," on-screen spiritual reflection. I've been consumed with parish ministry. Not consumed like a "flesh eating bacteria" consumed (although at times it … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Flashes of Light

Coffeehouse Musings: Elliot Rodger, the Insidious Curse of Privilege, and the Power of Truth

Let's be clear: male privilege and patriarchy are as pervasive as the air we breathe and much like that air, it is often invisible (unless you live in Los Angeles). Male privilege is why a man is a "boss" and a woman is a "bitch." Its why a bunch of men can usurp women's vaginas as community property, bloviating about what they think should be the reproductive rights of women.

Coffeehouse Musings: Why I Wear my Anglican Collar… Sometimes

A few weeks ago I came into my office on what I thought would be a typical day.  As I am apt to do, I began sorting through a flurry of blog posts that friends and fellow ministers were posting on Facebook and Twitter and I came across a posting from a Roman priest extolling … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Why I Wear my Anglican Collar… Sometimes

Coffeehouse Musings: Listen to the Angels Shouting

This musing is going to be short, because it's just a simple question that I've been reflecting upon this week.  The question is this: What song has God been singing to you lately? In one of my favorite books that I haven't read yet (I have lot's of those) The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien describes the creation of … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Listen to the Angels Shouting